On Thursday, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) gave the green signal for the launch of the Regi Model Town proceedings in Peshawar.
This will be the first sports city in the Country, and Rs. 1 billion for the project has reportedly been allocated by the provincial government.
Chief Minister (CM) Mahmood Khan chaired a KP Sports meeting and on Thursday approved the sports city project. He provided orders, beginning with a recruitment manual for foreign consultants, for the immediate commencement of work.
According to sources, six consulting firms have submitted bids for the establishment of the city to the provincial Sports Directorate-General. The CM was told that the consultant would be chosen for public advertising through the normal onboarding process.
Over 350 canals of land under the Peshawar Development Authority will reportedly be established by the proposed sports city project and modern facilities subject to federal approval will be installed.
The provincial government is also working to build 1,000 youth sports grounds, and considerable funding for this initiative has also been allocated.
In other relevant news, the meeting attendees were told about the developmental progress of the Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium. According to the briefing, the stadium is being built according to the International Cricket Council (ICC) standards and it is currently anticipated that its renovation costs will reach Rs. 1.3 billion.